Falling for a Hattersley

Photo Diary July 2015

With thanks to Sheila Roderick – Scalpay Linen and The Textile Society and for making this training possible and also thanks to Mike Donald – Off the Croft, the previous owner of my new (old) Hattersley Domestic Loom.

The weaving shed

The Weaving Shed – Scalpay Linen

Mark 2 Hattersley Domestic I used for my training.

Mark 2 Hattersley Domestic I used for my training.

Hattersley Warping Mill

Hattersley Warping Mill

Aggie wants a shot!

Aggie wants a shot!

Warping in progress.

Warping in progress.

My finished warp ready for beaming.

My finished warp ready for beaming.

Taking the beam back to the weaving shed.

Taking the beam back to the weaving shed.

Not sure I trust this driver.

Not sure I trust this driver.

Tying in.

Tying in my warp.

Warp now ready to weave!

Warp now ready to weave!

Me weaving!

Me weaving!

Pirn and shuttle.

2/2 Twill

Pirns

Pirns

Meanwhile outside the shed door..

Meanwhile outside the shed door.

My new (old) loom!

My new (old) loom – Hattersley Domestic Mark 1

Dismantling my Hattersley loom on the Isle of Lewis to bring back to Glasgow

Dismantling my Hattersley Loom on the Isle of Lewis to bring back to Glasgow

Awaiting it's ride back to Glasgow.

Hattersley  awaiting it’s ride back to Glasgow.

Finished (kindly washed and pressed by Harris Tweed Hebrides) tweed!

My finished (kindly washed and pressed by Harris Tweed Hebrides) tweed!

My Hattersley Loom is now safely in Glasgow and awaiting it’s rebuild,  I’ll be sure to keep you all posted on our progress.

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